EOS or Vintage Canon ?

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    I'm a pro wedding photographer but started in digital (dslr). Through the years, I've noticed that film camera may have some advantages in storing photos.

    Now, I would like to try film photography and choosing the right camera is overwhelming.

    I'm eyeing for Canon or Nikon due to vast availability of lenses in our area. For canon, should I get the EOS or the vintage cams ?

    I don't have EOS lenses for I used Fuji for professional work


     
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    In theory ... Canon manual focus lenses should be more obtainable and cheaper as they cannot be used natively on the current Canon digital cameras ... unlike Nikon.
    I think the only people grabbing Canon MF mount are mirrorless people.
     
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    Good Point there mate
     
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    ... the best Canon MF camera you can get a hold of is the NEW F-1.
    I used one for years and it was an awesome camera ... like the Nikon F3.
     
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    Using an EOS film camera will require little learning as in most respects they are the same as EOS digital cameras. They also have the advantage of being able to use modern designs of lenses.

    If you use, for example, a Canon FD mount camera, the controls are very different and the focus and aperture are manually adjusted on the lens barrel. No adjustment wheel by the shutter release.

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    Yeah but here in Philippines, Canon F1 is the most expensive film camera among the following models

    Nikon F3
    EOS Elan
    Canon AE1
    Nikon 501
    Nikon 801
    Pentax LX , MX
    etc...
     
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    The Pentax LX is also a good camera ... very under-rated.
     
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    My Pentax MX is a very good camera and so is my Canon EOS A2E.
     
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    Are you planing to shoot film for weddings? Because that would be different. If you want to shoot film for personal use there are good M42 mount cameras and lenses available for not much.
     
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    I would go for EOS film cams. But keep in mind, that the latest EF lenses may not run with the older EOS film cams. I.e. the latest fully electronic non L EF 70-300 mm doesn't AF with my EOS 50E, which I love for it's weight and smoothness.

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    [​IMG] I am one who still has, and uses Canon SLR cameras. I have an A1, AE1, and A2e (EOS) cameras as well as some others. I had an F1 system years ago and am looking for another one to replce my old one. Here are my suggestions. First off, if your goal is to shoot along with the DSLR, then yes get a EOS 35mm camera, A2, or above like 1N 1NRS whatever. All are great. I use to shoot sports with A2's and 1N's. If you want to shoot fine art of street or whatever, then I suggest a fine system like the F1, or A1. Both have advantages but for someone who never shot film, you may wnat to get an A1 or even an AE1 FIRST....learn to shoot film on it, then decide if you want to progress to a Canon pro body like the A1 or F1.

    FINE FD FL prosumer or entry pro lenses are available cheap, from 30-100 dollars, and the old FD / FL lenses L series will fit the old non EOS Canon bodies mentioned are 100_500 dollars. If you get an EOS body, the lenses are the same as those for the DSLR's of toady if they are the EF series lenses. They are much more expensive than getting into film on a FD mount Canon. I would stay away from Nikon due to what has been mentioned about the lesnes.

    You can get into a Canon A1, motor drive, and 5 or six prime lenses and a few zooms for under 600 dollars.
     
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